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3 Really Useful Computer Help Sites

I have worked with electronics and computers for longer than I care to dwell on, and I still get regularly baffled. That's part of the challenge, though - even if there are days you may not particularly want to be challenged. Folk who don't use computers regularly - or are leery of them in the first place - can sometimes get stuck attempting "simple" tasks; it frustrates them and drives them further away. I try to have some helpful how-to articles on this site, and I try not to use TLA's (three letter acronyms} without explaining them, but it's only one wee blog. So, how about some bigger sites that can help with normal computer stuff?


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The guides below are straightforward and contain as little gobbledegook as possible. The GCF site in particular is well-suited to fledging computer users.


WikiHow - a collection of wiki-type articles on help with all kinds of computer, smartphone, and electronics related tasks.


Malware Removal Guide - more of an extended article than a site, but it tells you how to get rids of the nasties when they strike, and it's updated regularly.


GCF LearnFree - written, animated and video tutorials on many topics including Apple and Windows computers and a growing section on mobile apps.

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